The Powerpoint presentations that I use in class are uploaded each afternoon after class.  Sometimes I forget.  If you need to access a presentation, and I have not posted it yet, please email me.  Depending on your browser, you may view them on-line or download them and view them using Powerpoint.  Please keep in mind that these figures act as a jumping off point for teaching and discussing in class, and there may be information that was discussed in class that did not have an accompanying figure.  Click on the dates to access the presentation.
    Abbreviations:  CB = "Biology 7th ed." by Campbell and Reece

6/5  Introduction to Class and Strong Inference (article on webpage)
6/6  No class
6/9  Obtaining Answers, scientific articles
6/10  Evolution: a historical perspective (posted as a pdf)
6/11  from DNA to Proteins, what is a gene?
6/12  Evolution:  What is it, and how does it occur?
6/13  Human Evolution:  Where did H. sapiens originate?
6/16  Nature and Nurture:  what traits are coded for by genes and what do we learn from our environment?
End of Material for Exam #1

6/18  Reproduction:  sexual vs. asexual and different reproductive strategies
(this article came out yesterday and relates to today's class.  I will NOT ask about it on the exam, but you might find it interesting:
6/19  Introduction to Ecology
6/20  Human Ancestors on an Island:  How can a species survive given limited resources?
see this link for some background info (
6/23  Biodiversity:  Should we be worried and what is causing its decline?
6/24  Carrying Capacity and Biodiversity case study:  Wolves in Yellowstone National Park, and What is succession? 
6/25  More about Succession and Case Study: Chernobyl  (For 6/24 and 25 see textbook concepts 53.3, 55.2, 55.3, and 55.4)
pre-exam#2 quiz
6/26  In class activity, please bring a laptop to class if possible.
End of Material for Exam #2

6/30  Global Climate Change
7/1  Changing Climate and Conflict plus Restoring Disturbed Habitats
7/2  Genetically Modified Organisms
7/3  Human Interactions with Non-Human Animals:  How many do we need, and are they self-aware?
7/7  The Pacific Ocean Plastic Zone (
7/8  Emergent Properties
7/9  Exam #3
End of Semester